Well Done O Messenger, Bring A Message From My Friend By Hafiz Shirazi

Well done O messenger, bring a message from my friend Willingly I’ll give my own life for the sake of my friend. Like a nightingale…

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O Friends, Repented From Drunkenness, Daughter Of Vine By Hafiz Shirazi

O friends, repented from drunkenness, daughter of vine Began enforcing the law, became a preacher of divine. From beyond entered our midst, let her now…

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I Won’t Hold His Hands, If They Cut Me With A Sword By Hafiz Shirazi

I won’t hold his hands, if they cut me with a sword Gladly accept the arrows that towards me have soared. The bows of your…

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Disheveled Hair, Sweaty, Smiling, Drunken, And By Hafiz Shirazi

Disheveled hair, sweaty, smiling, drunken, and With a torn shirt, singing, the jug in hand Narcissus loudly laments, on his lips, alas, alas! Last night…

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The Bright Moon Reflects Your Radiant Face By Hafiz Shirazi

The bright moon reflects your radiant face Your snowcapped cheekbones supply water of grace My heavy heart desires an audience with your face Come forward…

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May Your Goodness Always Increase By Hafiz Shirazi

May your goodness always increase And your smiling face never cease In our head the thought of your love Every day is on the increase….

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How Beautiful Is Shiraz’s Unparalleled State By Hafiz Shirazi

How beautiful is Shiraz’s unparalleled state God save it from harm and the hands of fate. May God keep its flowing Roknabad river Its waters…

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Whoever Was Intimate With His Heart, His Love Defined By Hafiz Shirazi

Whoever was intimate with his heart, his love defined And he who was not, in his doubt was left behind. If my heart went through…

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On The Pulpit, Preachers, Goodness Display By Hafiz Shirazi

On the pulpit, preachers, goodness display Yet in private, they have a different way. I have a question to ask of the learned in our…

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In The Spring, Open Your Heart To Joyous Infusions By Hafiz Shirazi

In the spring, open your heart to joyous infusions Like flowers open up, or stay in muddy collusions. I cannot tell you to befriend this,…

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For Years, To The Red Wine, My Heart Was Bound By Hafiz Shirazi

For years, to the red wine, my heart was bound The Tavern became alive with my prayer and my sound. See the Old Magi’s goodness,…

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Those Who Turn Lead Into Gold By Hafiz Shirazi

Those who turn lead into gold Will they ever our sight behold? I hide my ills from false physicians May my cure come from the…

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O Heart, The Pain Of Love Burned Once Again By Hafiz Shirazi

O heart, the pain of love burned once again Beloved departed and drove the lover insane. O flowers, you played your magic tricks Alas that…

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I See No Friends Around By Hafiz Shirazi

I see no friends around I see no friends around, whatever happened to every friend? I see no-one I love, when did come to an…

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Dervish Laid A Trap With Slight Of Hands And Trick Of The Eyes By Hafiz Shirazi

Dervish laid a trap with slight of hands and trick of the eyes With the help of this trickster merry-go-round mystifies. Tricks of his fate…

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You, Who Are So Proud Of Your Name By Hafiz Shirazi

You, who are so proud of your name If you are not in love, then shame! Befriend not lovers, who are insane, If sane sobriety…

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That Beautiful Shirazi Turk, Took Control And My Heart Stole, By Hafiz Shirazi

That beautiful Shirazi Turk, took control and my heart stole, I’ll give Samarkand & Bukhara, for her Hindu beauty mole. O wine-bearer bring me wine,…

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Lit Up By The Light Of Your Face, There Is No Soul That Is Not By Hafiz Shirazi

Lit up by the light of your face, there is no soul that is not Longing for the dust of your place, there is no…

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I Have Made A Sacred Oath By Hafiz Shirazi

I have made a sacred oath For as long as I have a soul His supporters and I both As my own soul, I extol…

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When The Golden Orb Ascends From The East Of The Cup By Hafiz Shirazi

When the golden orb ascends from the east of the cup A thousand tulips upon the beloved’s cheeks open up The morning breeze breaks upon…

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Officers Of King Of The Flowers The Grass Adorn By Hafiz Shirazi

Officers of King of the flowers the grass adorn The meadows welcome O God, the newly born. What a pleasant gathering was this royal feast…

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In The Morning Breeze, Your Scent, Whoever Inhaled By Hafiz Shirazi

In the morning breeze, your scent, whoever inhaled A close friend these familiar words, in his ear hailed; O King of Goodness, glance at this…

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For Years My Heart Was In Search Of The Grail By Hafiz Shirazi

For years my heart was in search of the Grail What was inside me, it searched for, on the trail That pearl that transcends time…

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Those Who Are Tired May Seek Your Aid By Hafiz Shirazi

Those who are tired may seek your aid It is unfair if your aid is stayed. You never mistreated us. It’s not your way. Any…

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O Bird Of Paradise, Your Secrets Disclose By Hafiz Shirazi

O bird of Paradise, your secrets disclose Cease not the sweetness your tongue outward throws. May you remain vital, your heart content From the Great…

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If From This Ruined House, Homeward Bound By Hafiz Shirazi

If from this ruined house, homeward bound And if I arrive there sane and sound And from this journey, safely return I promise to enter…

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At The Gates Of The Tavern I Saw The Angels Knock By Hafiz Shirazi

At the gates of the tavern I saw the angels knock Kneaded this clay we call human, and made it talk. The residents of the…

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You See My State, And Still Increase My Pain By Hafiz Shirazi

You see my state, and still increase my pain I see your face, the need for union regain. For my welfare, you have no care,…

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Suddenly You Rent The Veil By Hafiz Shirazi

Suddenly you rent the veil Suddenly you rent the veil, what does it mean? Left home, drunk with ale, what does it mean? Locks in…

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Like Her Hair, In My Affairs There Is A Knot By Hafiz Shirazi

Like her hair, in my affairs there is a knot Like my eyes, her grace will open my lot. My redness is not from joy…

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He, Who Always Keeps His Trust In The One By Hafiz Shirazi

He, who always keeps his trust in the One The One keeps all evils from him apart and gone. I will not tell the tale…

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When Sweethearts With Such Charm Lovers Cajole, By Hafiz Shirazi

When sweethearts with such charm lovers cajole, In believers’ faith they will poke a hole. Wherever a flower begins to bloom, Eyeballs inside the head…

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Once Again, If I Find My Way To The Tavern Of The Magi By Hafiz Shirazi

Once again, if I find my way to the tavern of the Magi The goodness of robe and rug I’ll gladly myself deny. Like the…

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In The Secret House Of Joy I Idolize My Desire By Hafiz Shirazi

In the secret house of joy I idolize my desire From your hair and face, my feet are on fire. I am a dervish, a…

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For Years I Followed The Drunken Trail By Hafiz Shirazi

For years I followed the drunken trail Until my wisdom put greed in jail. From my ashes, like Phoenix I rose With Solomon’s bird ended…

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The Radiance Of Your Goodness Manifested In Eternity By Hafiz Shirazi

The radiance of your goodness manifested in eternity Love appeared and set fire to the mountain, earth and sea Your face radiated, and still saw…

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O Beautiful Wine-Bearer, Bring Forth The Cup And Put It To My Lips By Hafiz Shirazi

O beautiful wine-bearer, bring forth the cup and put it to my lips Path of love seemed easy at first, what came was many hardships….

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I Said I Long For Thee By Hafiz Shirazi

I said I long for thee You said your sorrows will end. Be my moon, rise up for me Only if it will ascend. I…

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At The Break Of Dawn From Sorrows I Was Saved By Hafiz Shirazi

At the break of dawn from sorrows I was saved In the dark night of the Soul, drank the elixir I craved. Ecstatic, my soul…

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With Your Long Curled Eyelashes By Hafiz Shirazi

With your long curled eyelashes You brought me a thousand doubts When your sleepy eye flashes A thousand pains in me come out. O thou,…

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Tell Me Of My Friend, My Messenger Of The Right By Hafiz Shirazi

Tell me of my friend, my messenger of the Right Tell the nightingale of the flower’s condition & plight. In the gathering of lovers, we…

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Let Not The Pious Judge The Meek; By Hafiz Shirazi

Let not the pious judge the meek; Each for his own deeds will speak. Whether I’m good or bad, you judge yourself; You reap what…

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Hardships And Sorrows, For Sometime Are Mine By Hafiz Shirazi

Hardships and sorrows, for sometime are mine There is no cure, other than red wine. Service of the Old Magi I won’t leave, My own…

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When Sorrows Upon Seekers’ Hearts Settle, Will Not Rattle By Hafiz Shirazi

When sorrows upon seekers’ hearts settle, will not rattle When beauty with comfort starts battle, will unsettle. When to fate they submit their mind, themselves…

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Of Her Black Hair I Complain, O Ask Me Not By Hafiz Shirazi

Of her black hair I complain, O ask me not Cause of her, lost I remain, O ask me not. In the hope of loyalty,…

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In The Morn From The Privacy Of The Palace Of Creation By Hafiz Shirazi

In the morn from the privacy of the Palace of Creation The Eastern Candle emanates in every direction; Produces a clear mirror from the horizon’s…

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For A Long Time, Has Left Me With Concerns By Hafiz Shirazi

For a long time, has left me with concerns Embraces strangers, yet lovers he spurns. Not even upon my state had a glance In this…

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The Messenger Who Arrived From The Land Of My Friend By Hafiz Shirazi

The messenger who arrived from the land of my friend Brought a charm, fragrant, and in the hand of my friend. Wonderfully displayed her beauty…

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Not Every Painted Face Has Charm By Hafiz Shirazi

Not every painted face has charm Not every mirror maker, Alexander can disarm Not everyone upon a throne who puts on a crown Knows the…

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I Long To Open Up My Heart By Hafiz Shirazi

I long to open up my heart For my heart do my part. My story was yesterday’s news From rivals cannot keep apart. On this…

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At Dawn, To The Garden, To Inhale The Perfume Of The Rose By Hafiz Shirazi

At dawn, to the garden, to inhale the perfume of the rose Like the nightingale loudly exhale the cure of my head and nose. I…

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With Clear Wine, A Wise One Washed His Behind By Hafiz Shirazi

With clear wine, a wise one washed his behind Early morning in tavern, who had homage on his mind. When the golden cup of sun,…

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Than Eternal Life, Union Is Better By Hafiz Shirazi

Than eternal life, union is better O God, give me that, which is better. Cut me with a sword, and I said no word, From…

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Let Not The Pious Judge The Meek By Hafiz Shirazi

Let not the pious judge the meek Each for his own deeds will speak. Whether I’m good or bad, you judge yourself; You reap what…

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Happy Days Were When Your Hand Was By My Side, By Hafiz Shirazi

Happy days were when your hand was by my side, Signs of your love, my features beautified. Happy days were when your words crucified, Then…

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When God Designed Your Features And Joined Your Brows By Hafiz Shirazi

When God designed your features and joined your brows Paved my way, then trapped me with your gestures & bows The spruce and I, both…

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O Wine-Bearer Brighten My Cup With The Wine By Hafiz Shirazi

O wine-bearer brighten my cup with the wine O minstrel say good fortune is now mine. The face of my Beloved is reflected in my…

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In The Land Of The Magi, None Like Me, Can Be Lost By Hafiz Shirazi

In the land of the Magi, none like me, can be lost Pawned my gown in a place, in another, my books, I must. My…

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Falsely Pious, Of Our State Are Unaware By Hafiz Shirazi

Falsely pious, of our state are unaware No offence if their words our hearts tear. On the path, whatever you meet is for your good…

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The Patient Nightingale On A Branch Atop The Tree By Hafiz Shirazi

The patient nightingale on a branch atop the tree For the well being of the rose made its plea. Praise your goodness O rose, and…

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